Shoulder pain can be caused by an isolated muscular injury or can be linked to upper back, neck and nerve problems.
The symptoms of an injured shoulder include shoulder weakness, stiffness and general pain around the area, including the upper arms.
Shoulder pain and injuries often occur due to trauma, overuse and sporting injuries (link). As well as being very painful, shoulder problems can be an inconvenient nuisance as the shoulders are so vitally important to the mobility of the upper body. Shoulder overuse and poor posture can result in some very uncomfortable injuries, such as:
- Frozen shoulder
- Dislocated shoulder
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder bursitis
- Shoulder separation
Compensating for the painful area can cause further injuries, often in the neck and spine. Physiotherapy is therefore vital not only in giving you relief for the pain, but also to reduce the impact of the damage and to prevent further injuries.
Very often, shoulder injuries are caused over a long period of time rather than from just one specific event. Every injury is unique, so by offering such a wealth of treatments, ESPH can tailor the perfect treatment to your needs. The treatments available from ESPH include acupuncture (for the pain), soft tissue mobilisation/sports massage, postural re-education, bio-mechanical correction/training and exercises you can do at home to help relieve the pain.